To an industry outsider, one could be forgiven for thinking that the selection of something as simple as a power strip would be quite straight forward. However, most of those who work in IT infrastructure will understand it is anything but! Raritan, a market leader in Network Power distribution and monitoring have recently made life for designers and operators much easier with the introduction of their on-line tool – Find my PDU. The ubiquitous PDU has evolved to become so much more than a supply distribution unit. It can have the ability, not only to monitor and control power feeds but act as a hub for environmental data collection within a cabinet. This is especially important in Data Centres. Let’s consider the typical specification requirements and choices to be made when selecting a PDU. Raritan has over 500 PDU configurations so using a tool like this can save a great deal of time for the specifier or buyer.